What Are My Options for Tooth Replacement?
Have you made the decision to replace your missing tooth or teeth? At Integrity Dental, we know that it can be tough to make the difficult decision of which replacement method is best for your needs. We are happy that you are putting your oral health in the forefront and starting the process. We will work with you every step of the way to answer any questions you have about which choice will be best for your lifestyle and budget, while ensuring that you remain comfortable and understand whichever process you choose. We offer a variety of tooth replacement methods that we briefly want to explain to give an overview of what we may discuss with you.
This is the most popular choice among patients who need a tooth replacement. Although, the most extensive, this treatment is long-lasting and the finished product blends in seamlessly with the surrounding natural teeth. During this procedure, a titanium post is surgically installed in the jawbone in place of the tooth root. Over time, it fuses with the bone and is completed with an artificial tooth such as a dental crown. Following the placement, it requires little maintenance and does not call for any food restrictions.
This method uses a prosthetic device that replaces missing teeth. Dentures are removable and are designed to sit closely against the jaw. Patients can have a full set of dentures or a partial, which is mentioned below. Although there is an adjustment period to wearing dentures, the advancements in technology offer a fit that is comfortable and natural-looking.
When there are remaining teeth, partial dentures may be recommended. The method of wear is the same as a full set of dentures, but can be designed for placement in the area needed.
If you are interested in learning more about your options for missing teeth or which choice we recommend for your particular situation, we would be happy to see you. Call our office located in Wellington, FL to schedule an appointment. We would love to help you restore your oral health.